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Access to family members' drugs may be a strong risk factor for overdose in individuals without their own prescriptions, according to a new study.
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Strong political support and strong public health systems are necessary to combat measles outbreaks, which are growing in frequency around the world, argue public health experts.
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Gender-based violence (GBV) could be tackled more effectively by giving healthcare students wider and more practical education and training in identifying and responding to the 'warning signs' presented among patients they will encounter in professional life, according to a new study.
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Public health experts are calling for local directors of public health to provide visible leadership to address the recent systematic deterioration of vaccine coverage levels.
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Child deaths have fallen in Brazil following complete smoking bans in public places, according to a new study.
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To translate advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into improvements in patient outcomes, comprehensive stroke systems of care must be in place to facilitate optimal stroke care delivery. New recommendations support policies that standardize the delivery of stroke care, lower barriers to emergency care for stroke, ensure stroke patients receive care at appropriate hospitals in a timely manner and improve access to secondary prevention and rehabilitation and recovery resources after stroke.
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Workplace health promotion programs are increasing in the US, according to researchers. Nearly half of all workplaces in the nation offer some level of health promotion or wellness programs and 17% of workplaces with 50 or more employees offer comprehensive workplace health promotion programs.
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Public health officials have blamed the shift from prescription opioids to injectable heroin as a cause of the rise in hepatitis C cases. A new study provides the best evidence to date that reformulation of the pain medicine OxyContin in 2010 to make it more difficult to abuse directly led to a surge in hepatitis C infections as drug abusers switched to heroin.
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PumpStart, a community service-learning program created by students, that teaches hands-only CPR to the general public, is effective for both teaching high school students a life-saving skill and providing medical students with an opportunity to engage in public health and medical education.
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Infants and toddlers in low-income, rural areas may be at higher risk for second- and third-hand smoke than previously reported, according to new research.

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